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Ovbiagbonhia, A. R.; Kollöffel, Bas; den Brok, Perry – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Developing students' innovation competence is becoming increasingly important in higher education, yet few studies have actually investigated whether current learning environments are aimed at promoting this competence and whether students perceive that they have mastered this competence. This study aimed to map students' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Innovation, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Pasha-Zaidi, Nausheen; Afari, Ernest; Sevi, Baris; Urganci, Betul; Durham, Justin – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The present study explored the relationship between grit, motivational beliefs and self-regulation among undergraduate students in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. These factors place the responsibility of learning on the students, rather than the educational environment. As most studies continue to focus on Western,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Thomas, Christopher L.; Pavlechko, Gary M.; Cassady, Jerrell C. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Ball State University re-designed five classrooms--as part of an Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative--to provide educators with learning spaces that could be used to implement and assess the effectiveness of student-centred instructional practices. The purpose of the current investigation was to explore how pedagogy implemented within ILSs…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Space Utilization
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Lin, Shuqiong; Salazar, Timothy R.; Wu, Shuang – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Utilising data from a research university (N = 7219), we examined the extent to which three factors, climate of diversity (COD), course learning experience (CLE) and research practice experience, predicted undergraduates' overall satisfaction. COD was the most influential predictor of student satisfaction after controlling for the other two. In…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Student Diversity, Student Satisfaction
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Skordi, Panayiotis; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Considerable past classroom learning environment research has focused on the primary and secondary levels of education and the subject areas of science and mathematics. The current study is distinctive in its focus on university business statistics learning environments. For the first time, we validated and applied the widely-used What Is…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Statistics, Classroom Environment, Business Administration Education
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Silva, Mary Dayane Souza; da Silva, Anielson Barbosa; de Araújo Lima Coelho, Ana Lúcia – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study focused on the implications of a learning environment in a professional Master's degree in business administration in Brazil. The study was qualitative and involved semi-structured interviews with graduates of a graduate program with a professional focus. The study identified the physical, psychological, social and technological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Educational Environment
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Goedhart, N. S.; Blignaut-van Westrhenen, N.; Moser, C.; Zweekhorst, M. B. M. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Higher education faces several challenges including both increased student diversity and the use of technologies. The flipped classroom approach has been proposed as a way to address some of these challenges. This study examined the effects of a flipped classroom trial conducted during a Master's course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Homework, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Alt, Dorit – Learning Environments Research, 2017
The increasing calls for diversity research signal a need to explore contemporary learning and instruction strategies that respond to diversity in courses and curricula. The major objective of this research was to measure the level of openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) among college students as a function of their perceived constructivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Structural Equation Models, Undergraduate Students
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Cremers, Petra H. M.; Wals, Arjen E. J.; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In today's knowledge society, there is a demand for professionals who are able to create knowledge across boundaries of disciplines, professions and perspectives. Traditional universities, universities of applied sciences and institutions for vocational education are all challenged to educate these knowledge workers. Accordingly, these…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Blended Learning, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Back, Lindsey T.; Polk, Elizabeth; Keys, Christopher B.; McMahon, Susan D. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Urban learning environments pose distinct instructional challenges for teachers and administrators, and can lead to lower achievement compared to suburban or rural schools. Today's educational climate increasingly emphasises a need for positive academic outcomes, often measured by standardised tests, on which student educational opportunities,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
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Baeten, Marlies; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien; Parmentier, Emmeline; Vanderbruggen, Anne – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The use of student-centred learning environments in education has increased. This study investigated student teachers' instructional preferences for these learning environments and how these preferences are related to their approaches to learning. Participants were professional Bachelor students in teacher education. Instructional preferences and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Educational Environment, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Alzubaidi, Eman; Aldridge, Jill M.; Khine, Myint Swe – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The overarching aim of this study was to investigate students' perceptions of the learning environment and whether these influenced their motivation and self-regulation in learning English as a second language at the university level in Jordan. Our sample involved 994 students, drawn from 13 schools, within three faculties (humanities, health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Second Language Programs
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De Juan, Joaquin; Pérez-Cañaveras, Rosa M.; Segovia, Yolanda; Girela, Jose Luis; Martínez-Ruiz, Noemi; Romero-Rameta, Alejandro; Gómez-Torres, Maria José; Vizcaya-Moreno, M. Flores – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Cell biology is an academic discipline that organises and coordinates the learning of the structure, function and molecular composition of cells in some undergraduate biomedical programs. Besides course content and teaching methodologies, the laboratory environment is considered a key element in the teaching of and learning of cell biology. The…
Descriptors: Cytology, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Student Attitudes
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Observations and student perceptions are recognised as important tools for examining teaching behaviour, but little is known about whether both perspectives share similar construct representations and how both perspectives link with student academic outcomes. The present study compared the construct representation of preservice teachers' teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Teaching Styles
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Alt, Dorit – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Self-efficacy for learning, which refers to students' beliefs in their capabilities to regulate their own learning, could determine students' motivation and academic achievement and, therefore, is significant in the learning process. This study examined how educational efforts based on constructivist theory were associated with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Self Efficacy, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment
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